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. the israelis, two years ago obama called for it. it's going to be dicey. iran is still the world's leading sponsor of terrorism,. lou: thepresident use the expression game changer if it were to occur. was his visit to israel a game changer? >> i think it is a little too early to tell. what we don't know is what those two men said behind closed doors. we should have no illusions here. however warm and cozy it can be. lou: however cozy the relationship. however warm the reception. these gentlemen have istinctly different things when it comes around. >> i almost agree. not entirely. i don't think thee have different agendas. i think that everything that was said, what you heard is that obama and benjamin netanyahu were much closer together are not. what obama said, he said we are not going to allow iran to have clear weapons. he said we are not going to allow them to have weapons in an atmpt to contain them. they were ch closer than they have been. a very key subject. a. lou: let's turn to something that i did not want to hear. that was america and president obama are ready to attack iran. i
'll. >> president obama is back from the middle east to showcase his first visit to israel where he discussed topics like iran's nuclear program and the frozen peace process with the palestinians but beyond substance it's rich with symbolism he wanted to show his commitment to israeli security. k.t. mack far land is joining us. good to see you k.t. >> great to see you. >> arthel: before i ask you your overall grade. i want to go down to specific subjects and iran wanting to get nukes. to diffuse some of the tension between president obama and netanyahu. of course president obama is saying to netanyahu, look, do what you got to do, we got your back. how do you see it moving forward? >> i think this was a successful trip. what he did, what president obama did was to give netanyahu a green light. do what you got to do and we've got your back. they have said that before but in the press conference, i thought was very revealing. they kept repeating it. president obama then said we're going to give you a lot more assistance, military assistance to deal with that. netanyahu thanked him for it and said at t
arc of netanyahu and obama's relationship is about iran and netanyahu has at times seem to all but threaten a preemptive strike with or without the u.s. pap lot of behind-the-scenes action on the part of the u.s. to get israel to climb down from that position which was successful in 2012. now it seems like they converged a bit. what's your read on where they are right now coming out of this trip >> my read is pretty much that. i was watching before what you said about the president going there and there were no real policy shifts. i think there was a policy shift from netanyahu and this is a culmination of a policy shift starting at the u.n. speech you remember the famous bomb with the red line where he said there's more time but i'm still going to don't make noise about the iranian threat. he said yes i agree with the president's assessment and this is the assessment of the u.s. and really intelligence services. when iran decides to make a nuclear weapon it will take them a year. it's significant. >> this is an example of the president bringing netanyahu towards the american p
that show about president obama's real instincts. is he going to war with iran in defense of a country -- that is what netanyahu has to worry about. if to publicly treat netanyahu that way it weakens his opposition in middle east because the allies see how we treat the main allies and discourages allies. >> sean: if you are netanyahu and i see obama giving f-16s, tanks, $1.5 billion to the former head of the muslim brotherhood, mohammed morsi who think the israelis are descendants of apes and pigs, i know what i would be thinking? >> we can control with the egyptian military. >> sean: the military leadership has been changed by morsi. his puppets are in charge? >> we can control it but no rationale for a pegs and morsi the fact is things he has said insults he has toward the israelis and jews and whole attitude, all of that. it goes back to when we threw mubarak under the buses. >> sean: and what happened to the arab spring it was an arab nightmare. i was on the air every night. ambassador bolton were there. there were v some of us and article said i was muslim brotherhood obsessed. ho
and president obama are literally on the same page regarding iran. both now believe that there is time on the clock to try to resolve this diplomatically. once he left israel, obviously, he announced some additional assistance to jordan which is shouldering the most significant burden in terms of syrian refugees. i think there, it's probably most important is what he heard from prime minister netanyahu, and king abdullah, and whether that sense of urgency enables him to consider a wider range of actions going forward. he's been very cautious about syria over the past two years. >> martin, earlier this week on our air you were characterizing the palestinians' reaction to the president as spanning from perhaps indifference to outright hostility. this trip, does this change this and allow for more goodwill on that front? >> not really, no. i wouldn't say so, alex. if anything there's probably more anger. there was a sense that obama was going so strongly out of his way to get the israelis on his side, to show them how much he respected and 1i78 pathized with them. he didn't feel that was
, the decision to build a bomb. and president obama sort of -- the israelis on the other hand do present it strictly has a matter of time. at what point will iran have the enrichment capability that it will be able to produce a weapon without us doing anything about it? it seemed to me the president moved a little bit toward the israeli view. >> the president has never said he would stop at capability, only a weapon. it's a big difference. gwen: as netanyahu said, we are both on the same page when it comes to our intelligence assessment, which i get the feeling is a carefully negotiated term >> and one they have used before. toming indicates, -- as tom indicates, though, when will they make a decision. gwen: we'll see. there were a lot of moving parts on the domestic front in week as well. congress passed a budget bill that would stave off another government shutdown for now. it struggled to reach an agreement on new gun laws, rejecting an assault weapons ban and taking tiny steps toward tightening background checks. political leaders in and out of congress rushed to catch up with rapidl
on the hook if iran doesn't react d diplomaticall diplomatically. >> it seems to raise a question of the president's credibility. u.s. standing probably has risen under president obama, but clout has fallen for the reasons i stated earlier, because of his reluctance to get involved over there. if you're the iranians and he says something like this, do you really take it it seriously at this point or is it simply barack obama saying things because he believes them himself? >> i would bet bret takes issue with the point about the standing question of the-- >> we're less popular in the arab world than we were, in much of the arab world than we were in the last year of george w. bush's presidency. >> paul: george, you mentioned jordan. is king abdullah, be the next arab ruler to fall in that region? and what would be the consequences, not just for israel, but for our own interests? >> it would be a disaster, we'd lose one of the last few moderates in the arab world and israel would lose along its longest border and-- >> how much trouble is the king in? i know there have beenprotests,
mean? psychology plays a big role in this. >> the question is, is obama going to be persuaded to go into syria, and can netanyahu convince him to move militarily against iran. that's the big stuff. the bon ame -- >> if they get the wrong drift in the level. >> the bon ame is to get to the big stuff. >> i think that pat is exactly right, how far obama is willing to go to put his money where his mouth is on helping israel. at this point that all looked well and good but i don't see him going far enough. >> eleanor, quickly. >> this is a gap between them on syria. i think netanyahu is just as wary of entering syria, but it did not prevent the president from going over netanyahu's head and talking to the israeli public, and there is a gap between what the people want and what the leaders want. >> here's what i want to know about syria, is do they have chemical weapons. >> they've got 'em. >> did you see that intriguing report, for a reporter who has been over there for years, reported on this for the independent, which i believe is an english newspaper, now available on your computer, w
need to decide which road we go and not the americans, not obama. >> reporter: still, this trip could build israeli trust in the u.s. president. his messages seemed crystal clear. the israelis and the palestinians make peace, but at the same time vowing to back israel against iran. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj, janelle, back to you. >> steve, thank you. >>> let's get a check of our forecast. beautiful day, but a bit windy out there. >> yeah, blown overrunning errands today. >> this wind kicking up, especially at the coastline. 20 to 40 plus miles per hour there. even some dangerous wind whipped waves across the seas. livermore topping out at 29-mile-per-hour wind gusts. the other component is all this wind whipping around that pollen. everything maxed out on the charts here. mold, ash, mulberry and oak. those are some of the predominant allergens in the atmosphere this afternoon. what we have happening is high pressure building offshore and that is creating some of that high pressure we dealt with today. let's get a look at all of the sunshine we'
to find a way that they haven't to get those talks going again. >> did we hear about iran in terms of getting a better sense on whether military action from either israel or the u.s. could happen? >> you know, going into this trip, prime minister netanyahu and president obama had a bit of a strained relationship, and i think what this did was the president made it very clear that israel is open and able to defend itself however it sees fit, and so when it comes to iran and it comes to the nuclear program there, the president left the door open when it comes to what israel may do and what the u.s. may do when it comes to maybe targeted military interventions when it comes to the nuclear program there. >> let's look at what happened, this voteorama. david, the senate was charging through about 70 amendments overnight. it finally passed its first budget in four years. it came about like 5:00 in the morning. how significant is that and in terms of timing without taking us to the very last minute? >> well, alex, as you know, this congress they tend to do that, but i think it's important
and had a ripple effect. it impacted the middle east peace process and the nuclear showdown with iran. so stalled relations between turkey and israel could help progress on both fronts and that clearly has strategic benefits not just in this region but also for the u.s. >> mr. obama also promising $200 million in additional aid to jordan to cope with the influx of syrian refugees. is this a sign of him taking a harder line against syria here? >> you know, when he was really given an opening to take a harder line on syria in a press conference and asked pointblank will you take military action really, he wouldn't go there. the aid is it essentially shore up an important u.s. ally that is straining under the burden of sharing a border with syria because the world isn't doing something to take a harder line. jordan is taking in up to 7,000 syrian refugees a day. more than 400,000 have fled here since the violence began. it's taking a huge economic toll on this country frankly already struggling after the arab spring because since then arab states have stopped giving this country the money, t
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